Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

8 servings


4 hours 30 minutes

total time


2 lbs. red potatoes ($2.40)

1 yellow onion ($0.37)

3 carrots ($0.44)

4 stalks celery ($0.44)

4 cloves garlic ($0.32)

1 ½ lbs. beef stew meat ($11.24)

2 Tbsp all-purpose flour ($0.03)

1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)

1/4 tsp Freshly cracked black pepper ($0.02)

2 Tbsp cooking oil ($0.08)

2 cups beef broth ($0.27)

2 Tbsp Dijon mustard ($0.13)

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce ($0.06)

1 Tbsp soy sauce ($0.06)

1 ½ tsp brown sugar ($0.02)

1 ½ tsp dried rosemary ($0.15)

1 ½ tsp dried thyme ($0.15)


Dice the onion and red potatoes. Slice the carrots and celery. Mince the garlic. Place the prepared vegetables in a four or five quart slow cooker.

Place the stew meat in a bowl and sprinkle the flour, salt, and pepper over top. Toss the meat until it's evenly coated in flour.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Once very hot, add the cooking oil and swirl to coat the surface of the skillet. Add the stew meat and cook, without stirring, until browned on the bottom. Stir and then allow the beef to brown on a second side. Transfer the meat to the slow cooker.

Turn the heat under the skillet down to medium-low. Add the broth, Dijon, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, rosemary, and thyme to the skillet. Stir and cook over medium-low until all the browned bits have dissolved off the bottom of the skillet.

Pour the broth over the ingredients in the slow cooker and everything a good stir.

Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for four hours or low for eight hours.

After cooking the meat and vegetables should both be tender. Stir the stew well to allow the potatoes to slightly break down and thicken the gravy. Taste the stew and adjust the salt or other seasonings to your liking. Serve hot!


Serving Size

1.25 cups


269 kcal

Total Fat

8 g

Saturated Fat


Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat





591 mg

Total Carbohydrate

26 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars



23 g

8 servings


4 hours 30 minutes

total time
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